At only 53 years old, it is hard to believe that superstar and former Wham! Frontman, George Michael, tragically died of natural causes on Christmas Day in 2016. He was found by, Fadi Fawaz, rumored to be his partner, who is now seemingly going to be kicked out of the star’s home. The singer of such hits as “Careless Whisper”, “Father Figure” and “Faith” was found passed away in bed by Fawaz that morning. Fawaz has now been summarily cut-off from the singer’s over 100-million-dollar estate. Read More
According to a recent New York Times article, fewer than half of American adults (42 percent) have a will. This figure was quoted according to a recent survey published on Caring.com, a website that offers resources for older Americans and their caregivers. The most common excuse given for not having a will was, “I just… Read More
A Minnesota Judge rules that six siblings are the heirs to Prince’s Fortune The music superstar Prince did not have a will! A judge just ruled that his six siblings are heirs to his fortune, but many more people are claiming to be heirs to the legend’s over 25 million-dollar estate. Prince’s assets will not… Read More
Why do I need to hire an attorney to prepare my will? DIY wills are a dime a dozen in these days but can be a huge mistake costing your family and loved ones countless years in court, unnecessary taxes and legal fees. Many DIY wills are not executed properly (with correct notarization and number… Read More
Wills can be powerful instruments, as the will of Leona Helmsley makes clear.
If you own property in more than one state, you need to do some planning if you want to keep your heirs from having to go through probate in each of the states.